On the List | Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, Choral Festival, Maple Viewing Festival, Year-Round Farmers Market

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

by jaycoxfilm via CHS flickr

Best news all week: starting this winter, the Broadway Farmer’s Market at Pike and Broadway goes year round. No more January – March hiatus. Hooray! CHS talked with organizers about the push to go year round on Broadway at the start of the 2013 season. Every week the market offers a fresh alternative to grocery produce, bread, cheese, cut flowers and more. Shop the market this Sunday and every Sunday, 11a – 3p.

Have something people should know about? Anybody can add Capitol Hill events to the CHS Calendar.

Weekend highlights:

Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk 

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

John Osgood, at Poco wine + spirits

On Thursday, three art shows lean into Capitol Hill’s official holiday(tm) with Halloween/Day of the Dead themed shows. Opening at True Love Art Gallery is “Dia de los Muertos” art show featuring sugar skulls and more by favorite artists. Poco wine + spirits opens their second annual Day of the Dead group show featuring works by artists with a flair for the macabre. The Pine Box (a former mortuary! Haunted!)  features the creepy masks of Dean Hudgin’s “Faces of All Hallow’s Eve.”

FranHolt1 (861x505)Plenty of non-creepy shows provide balance, such as Fran Holt’s large scale carousel horse-themed large paintings at Ghost Gallery, the “Sweet Angels” polaroid show by Adrien Leavitt at Hard L, and the 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Northwest Focus at Photo Center Northwest.  Check out all of the art walk events and shows from your phone – the BlitzCapitolHill.com site is mobile-friendly and can magically tell you which shows are nearest to you.

Plus, don’t forget about the unveiling of the new Lamps Meninas installation as a former restaurant building on 15th Ave E is further transformed.

Seattle Sings: 2013 Choral Festival

St. Mark’s Cathedral is host to the first ever Seattle Sings choral festival, organized by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium. The event is free and is scheduled Friday, 7p – 9:30p and Saturday, 10a – 9p. Over 25 groups will perform over the two days, including Northwest Boyschoir, Choir of the Sound, Seattle Bach Choir, Northwest Chamber Chorus. View schedule.

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

by zenobia_joy, from the CHS flickr group

Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival

The Japanese Garden in the Arboretum highlights the beauty of the maple tree in fall with their annual Momijigari Maple Viewing Festival. You’ll still need to pay gate admission ($4 – $6, but once in docents will lead guided tours, there will be musical performances, plus an opportunity to make an art print using natural materials. Coinciding with the maple festival is the annual bonsai show, where you can marvel at a 6-inch juniper bush older than your mother.

More upcoming events… below.

Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 12 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM New City Theater
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM West Seattle High School
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium
Panel discussion: What is the future of transportation in our region? Speakers: • Rebecca Saldaña, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage • Jarrett Walker, Author of the book Human Transit • Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 6:30 PM New Freeway Hall
All are invited to a refreshingly radical and feminist monthly conversation about ideas and current events. The first session will discuss the origins of women’s second class status and its relevance to today. Other topics will include the dynamics of … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly.  Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Re-bar Seattle
Seattle Poetry Slam welcomes legendary spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield as our featured performer. We will also have our last semifinal of the 2014-2015 slam season; the top two poets will proceed to our Grand Slam for a chance to … Continue reading
Mar 31 @ 8:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Apr 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 7:00 PM Omega Ouzeri
Omega Ouzeri’s Greek Wine and Dine Dinner with Andrea Englisis of Athenee Importers 6 Wines and 4 Courses $80 per person (does not include tax or gratutity Reservations required – seating limited to 24 seats Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Our monthly Trivia Night is back. 8pm, Wednesday, April 1st. (no foolin’) $3 per person. Teams of 1-4 people. 1st place team wins all the ca$h. Last place team wins a free pitcher of Olympia Beer. Great prizes for Best … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our toddler gym (Ages 0-5) features a bouncy house, tons of toys, balls, cars, and much more. Perfect for rainy day play. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM Miller Community Center
Mighty Mites “Egg” Stravaganza What: Children enjoy activities and a bounce house before an egg hunt Location: Miller Community Center Ages: 5 and under Time: 10 a.m. – noon, April 2 Cost: Free Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sole Repair
April 2 is the Big Event – Lowell’s big auction/fundraiser for the year! This year features an art theme so you can expect to find some amazing art (featuring renowned Pacific NW artists) for live auction and lots of arts … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is currently reviewing the application described below and will hold a public meeting to gather comments on the project. Project Description: Council Land Use Action to rezone a parcel of land from NC … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Apr 2 @ 7:30 PM New Freeway Hall
Get involved with ideas and activism to liberate women and help change the world. The meeting will feature a representative from Sex Worker Outreach Project Seattle reporting on increased criminalization of sex trade, the unintended consequences of prohibition and sex … Continue reading
Apr 2 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Apr 2 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
LIVE! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their … Continue reading
Apr 3 @ 6:30 PM Downtown Cornerstone Church
GOOD FRIDAY Friday, April 3, 2015 6:30 PM On Good Friday we’ll gather to reflect on the night Jesus Christ was betrayed, unlawfully tried, crucified and buried, in our place, for the forgiveness of sin. Cornerstone Kids will be provided … Continue reading

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